Patents by Inventor Joeri Lof

Joeri Lof has filed for patents to protect the following inventions. This listing includes patent applications that are pending as well as patents that have already been granted by the United States Patent and Trademark Office (USPTO).

  • Patent number: 11022903
    Abstract: A method for temperature control of a component that is transferable between a first system and a second system includes: ascertaining a temperature drift of a temperature of the component that is to be expected after transfer of the component from the first system into the second system; and modifying a temperature prevailing in the first system and/or a temperature prevailing in the second system such that the temperature drift that is actually occurring after transfer of the component from the first system into the second system is reduced with respect to the expected temperature drift.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 6, 2020
    Date of Patent: June 1, 2021
    Assignee: Carl Zeiss SMT GmbH
    Inventors: Joeri Lof, Harmen Krediet, Timo Laufer
  • Patent number: 10962891
    Abstract: A lithographic projection apparatus is disclosed in which a space between the projection system and the substrate is filled with a liquid. An edge seal member at least partly surrounds the substrate or other object on a substrate table to prevent liquid loss when edge portions of the substrate or other object are, for example, imaged or illuminated. A lithographic projection apparatus includes a support structure configured to hold a patterning device, the patterning device configured to pattern a beam of radiation according to a desired pattern; a substrate table configured to hold a substrate; a projection system configured to project the patterned beam onto a target portion of the substrate; a liquid supply system configured to provide liquid to a space between the projection system and the substrate; and a shutter configured to isolate the space from the substrate or a space to be occupied by a substrate.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 9, 2019
    Date of Patent: March 30, 2021
    Assignee: ASML NETHERLANDS B.V.
    Inventors: Joeri Lof, Erik Theodorus Maria Bijlaart, Hans Butler, Sjoerd Nicolaas Lambertus Donders, Christiaan Alexander Hoogendam, Aleksey Yurievich Kolesnychenko, Erik Roelof Loopstra, Hendricus Johannes Maria Meijer, Jeroen Johannes Sophia Maria Mertens, Johannes Catharinus Hubertus Mulkens, Roelof Aeilko Siebrand Ritsema, Frank Van Schaik, Timotheus Franciscus Sengers, Klaus Simon, Joannes Theodoor De Smit, Alexander Straaijer, Bob Streefkerk, Helmar Van Santen, Antonius Theodorus Anna Maria Derksen, Hans Jansen, Jacobus Johannus Leonardus Hendricus Verspay
  • Patent number: 10788755
    Abstract: A lithographic projection apparatus includes a support structure to hold a patterning device, the patterning device configured to pattern a beam of radiation according to a desired pattern; a projection system to project the patterned beam onto a target portion of a substrate; a substrate table configured to hold the substrate, the substrate table including a support surface to support an intermediary plate between the projection system and at least one of the substrate and an object positioned on the substrate table and not in contact with the at least one of the substrate and the object; and a liquid supply system to provide a liquid, through which the beam is to be projected, in a space between the projection system and the at least one of the substrate and the object.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 21, 2018
    Date of Patent: September 29, 2020
    Assignee: ASML Netherlands B.V.
    Inventors: Joeri Lof, Hans Butler, Sjoerd Nicolaas Lambertus Donders, Aleksey Yurievich Kolesnychenko, Erik Roelof Loopstra, Hendricus Johannes Maria Meijer, Jeroen Johannes Sophia Maria Mertens, Johannes Catharinus Hubertus Mulkens, Roelof Aeilko Siebrand Ritsema, Frank Van Schaik, Timotheus Franciscus Sengers, Klaus Simon, Joannes Theodoor De Smit, Alexander Straaijer, Helmar Van Santen
  • Publication number: 20200233318
    Abstract: A method for temperature control of a component that is transferable between a first system and a second system includes: ascertaining a temperature drift of a temperature of the component that is to be expected after transfer of the component from the first system into the second system; and modifying a temperature prevailing in the first system and/or a temperature prevailing in the second system such that the temperature drift that is actually occurring after transfer of the component from the first system into the second system is reduced with respect to the expected temperature drift.
    Type: Application
    Filed: April 6, 2020
    Publication date: July 23, 2020
    Inventors: Joeri Lof, Harmen Krediet, Timo Laufer
  • Publication number: 20200225590
    Abstract: A lithographic projection apparatus is disclosed in which a space between the projection system and the substrate is filled with a liquid. An edge seal member at least partly surrounds the substrate or other object on a substrate table to prevent liquid loss when edge portions of the substrate or other object are, for example, imaged or illuminated. A lithographic projection apparatus includes a support structure configured to hold a patterning device, the patterning device configured to pattern a beam of radiation according to a desired pattern; a substrate table configured to hold a substrate; a projection system configured to project the patterned beam onto a target portion of the substrate; a liquid supply system configured to provide liquid to a space between the projection system and the substrate; and a shutter configured to isolate the space from the substrate or a space to be occupied by a substrate.
    Type: Application
    Filed: December 9, 2019
    Publication date: July 16, 2020
    Applicant: ASML NETHERLANDS B.V.
    Inventors: Joeri LOF, Erik Theodorus Maria BIJLAART, Hans BUTLER, Sjoerd Nicolaas Lambertus DONDERS, Christiaan Alexander HOOGENDAM, Aleksey Yurievich KOLESNYCHENKO, Erik Roelof LOOPSTRA, Hendricus Johannes Maria MEIJER, Jeroen Johannes Sophia Maria MERTENS, Johannes Catharinus Hubertus MULKENS, Roelof Aeilko Siebrand RITSEMA, Frank VAN SCHAIK, Timotheus Franciscus SENGERS, Klaus SIMON, Joannes Theodoor DE SMIT, Alexander STRAAIJER, Bob STREEFKERK, Helmar VAN SANTEN, Antonius Theodorus Anna Maria DERKSEN, Hans JANSEN, Jacobus Johannus Leonardus Hendricus VERSPAY
  • Patent number: 10678139
    Abstract: A lithographic projection apparatus is disclosed in which a space between the projection system and a sensor is filled with a liquid.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 11, 2019
    Date of Patent: June 9, 2020
    Assignee: ASML Netherlands B.V.
    Inventors: Joeri Lof, Hans Butler, Sjoerd Nicolaas Lambertus Donders, Aleksey Yurievich Kolesnychenko, Erik Roelof Loopstra, Hendricus Johannes Maria Meijer, Johannes Catherinus Hubertus Mulkens, Roelof Aeilko Siebrand Ritsema, Frank Van Schaik, Timotheus Franciscus Sengers, Klaus Simon, Joannes Theodoor De Smit, Alexander Straaijer, Bob Streefkerk, Erik Theodorus Maria Bijlaart, Christiaan Alexander Hoogendam, Helmar Van Santen, Marcus Adrianus Van De Kerkhof, Mark Kroon, Arie Jeffrey Den Boef, Joost Jeroen Ottens, Jeroen Johannes Sophia Maria Mertens
  • Patent number: 10656538
    Abstract: An immersion lithography apparatus comprises a temperature controller configured to adjust a temperature of a projection system, a substrate and a liquid towards a common target temperature. Controlling the temperature of these elements and reducing temperature gradients may improve imaging consistency and general lithographic performance. Measures to control the temperature may include controlling the immersion liquid flow rate and liquid temperature, for example, via a feedback circuit.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 19, 2018
    Date of Patent: May 19, 2020
    Assignee: ASML NETHERLANDS B.V.
    Inventors: Bob Streefkerk, Antonius Theodorus Anna Maria Derksen, Joeri Lof, Klaus Simon, Alexander Straaijer
  • Patent number: 10620545
    Abstract: In a lithographic projection apparatus, a structure surrounds a space between the projection system and a substrate table of the lithographic projection apparatus. A gas seal is formed between said structure and the surface of said substrate to contain liquid in the space.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 27, 2019
    Date of Patent: April 14, 2020
    Assignee: ASML Netherlands B.V.
    Inventors: Joeri Lof, Antonius Theodorus Anna Maria Derksen, Christiaan Alexander Hoogendam, Aleksey Kolesnychenko, Erik Roelof Loopstra, Theodorus Marinus Modderman, Johannes Catharinus Hubertus Mulkens, Roelof Aeilko Siebrand Ritsema, Klaus Simon, Joannes Theodoor De Smit, Alexander Straaijer, Bob Streefkerk, Helmar Van Santen
  • Patent number: 10503084
    Abstract: A lithographic projection apparatus is disclosed in which a space between the projection system and the substrate is filled with a liquid. An edge seal member at least partly surrounds the substrate or other object on a substrate table to prevent liquid loss when edge portions of the substrate or other object are, for example, imaged or illuminated. A lithographic projection apparatus includes a support structure configured to hold a patterning device, the patterning device configured to pattern a beam of radiation according to a desired pattern; a substrate table configured to hold a substrate; a projection system configured to project the patterned beam onto a target portion of the substrate; a liquid supply system configured to provide liquid to a space between the projection system and the substrate; and a shutter configured to isolate the space from the substrate or a space to be occupied by a substrate.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 12, 2019
    Date of Patent: December 10, 2019
    Assignee: ASML Netherlands B.V.
    Inventors: Joeri Lof, Erik Theodorus Maria Bijlaart, Hans Butler, Sjoerd Nicolaas Lambertus Donders, Christiaan Alexander Hoogendam, Aleksey Yurievich Kolesnychenko, Erik Roelof Loopstra, Hendricus Johannes Maria Meijer, Jeroen Johannes Sophia Maria Mertens, Johannes Catharinus Hubertus Mulkens, Roelof Aeilko Siebrand Ritsema, Frank Van Schaik, Timotheus Franciscus Sengers, Klaus Simon, Joannes Theodoor De Smit, Alexander Straaijer, Bob Streefkerk, Helmar Van Santen, Antonius Theodorus Anna Maria Derksen, Hans Jansen, Jacobus Johannus Leonardus Hendricus Verspay
  • Patent number: 10466595
    Abstract: In a lithographic apparatus, a localized area of the substrate surface under a projection system is immersed in liquid. The height of a liquid supply system above the surface of the substrate can be varied using actuators. A control system uses feedforward or feedback control with input of the surface height of the substrate to maintain the liquid supply system at a predetermined height above the surface of the substrate.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 23, 2017
    Date of Patent: November 5, 2019
    Assignee: ASML Netherlands B.V.
    Inventors: Bob Streefkerk, Johannes Jacobus Matheus Baselmans, Henrikus Herman Marie Cox, Antonius Theodorus Anna Maria Derksen, Sjoerd Nicolaas Lambertus Donders, Christiaan Alexander Hoogendam, Joeri Lof, Erik Roelof Loopstra, Jeroen Johannes Sophia Maria Mertens, Frits Van Der Meulen, Johannes Catharinus Hubertus Mulkens, Gerardus Petrus Matthijs Van Nunen, Klaus Simon, Bernardus Antonius Slaghekke, Alexander Straaijer, Jan-Gerard Cornelis Van Der Toorn, Martijn Houkes
  • Publication number: 20190302631
    Abstract: A lithographic projection apparatus is disclosed in which a space between the projection system and the substrate is filled with a liquid. An edge seal member at least partly surrounds the substrate or other object on a substrate table to prevent liquid loss when edge portions of the substrate or other object are, for example, imaged or illuminated. A lithographic projection apparatus includes a support structure configured to hold a patterning device, the patterning device configured to pattern a beam of radiation according to a desired pattern; a substrate table configured to hold a substrate; a projection system configured to project the patterned beam onto a target portion of the substrate; a liquid supply system configured to provide liquid to a space between the projection system and the substrate; and a shutter configured to isolate the space from the substrate or a space to be occupied by a substrate.
    Type: Application
    Filed: April 12, 2019
    Publication date: October 3, 2019
    Applicant: ASML NETHERLANDS B.V.
    Inventors: Joeri LOF, Erik Theodorus Maria BIJLAART, Hans BUTLER, Sjoerd Nicolaas Lambertus DONDERS, Christiaan Alexander HOOGENDAM, Aleksey Yurievich KOLESNYCHENKO, Erik Roelof LOOPSTRA, Hendricus Johannes Maria MEIJER, Jeroen Johannes Sophia Maria MERTENS, Johannes Catharinus Hubertus MULKENS, Roelof Aeilko Siebrand RITSEMA, Frank VAN SCHAIK, Timotheus Franciscus SENGERS, Klaus SIMON, Joannes Theodoor DE SMIT, Alexander STRAAIJER, Bob STREEFKERK, Helmar VAN SANTEN, Antonius Theodorus Anna Maria DERKSEN, Hans JANSEN, Jacobus Johannus Leonardus Hendricus VERSPAY
  • Publication number: 20190265596
    Abstract: In a lithographic projection apparatus, a structure surrounds a space between the projection system and a substrate table of the lithographic projection apparatus. A gas seal is formed between said structure and the surface of said substrate to contain liquid in the space.
    Type: Application
    Filed: February 27, 2019
    Publication date: August 29, 2019
    Applicant: ASML NETHERLANDS B.V.
    Inventors: Joeri LOF, Antonius Theodorus Anna Maria DERKSEN, Christiaan Alexander HOOGENDAM, Aleksey KOLESNYCHENKO, Erik Roelof LOOPSTRA, Theodorus Marinus MODDERMAN, Johannes Catharinus Hubertus MULKENS, Roelof Aeilko Siebrand RITSEMA, Klaus SIMON, Joannes Theodoor DE SMIT, Alexander STRAAIJER, Bob STREEFKERK, Helmar VAN SANTEN
  • Publication number: 20190250518
    Abstract: A lithographic projection apparatus is disclosed in which a space between the projection system and a sensor is filled with a liquid.
    Type: Application
    Filed: January 11, 2019
    Publication date: August 15, 2019
    Applicant: ASML NETHERLANDS B.V.
    Inventors: Joeri LOF, Hans BUTLER, Sjoerd Nicolaas Lambertus DONDERS, Aleksey Yurievich KOLESNYCHENKO, Erik Roelof LOOPSTRA, Hendricus Johannes Maria MEIJER, Johannes Catherinus Hubertus MULKENS, Roelof Aeilko Siebrand RITSEMA, Frank VAN SCHAIK, Timotheus Franciscus SENGERS, Klaus SIMON, Joannes Theodoor DE SMIT, Alexander STRAAIJER, Bob STREEFKERK, Erik Theodorus Maria BIJLAART, Christiaan Alexander HOOGENDAM, Helmar VAN SANTEN, Marcus Adrianus VAN DE KERKHOF, Mark KROON, Arie Jeffrey DEN BOEF, Joost Jeroen OTTENS, Jeroen Johannes Sophia Maria MERTENS
  • Patent number: 10372045
    Abstract: A reluctance actuator assembly comprising a reluctance actuator, a flux sensor to measure a magnetic flux in a gap of the reluctance actuator, and a flux amplifier to drive an actuator coil of the reluctance actuator based on a flux set point and the flux measured by the flux sensor. A method comprising providing to the flux amplifier a flux setpoint, the flux setpoint comprising a time constant component and a sinusoidally varying component at an excitation frequency, measuring a force generated by the reluctance actuator in response to the flux setpoint, and calibrating the reluctance actuator assembly from the measured force.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 26, 2013
    Date of Patent: August 6, 2019
    Assignee: ASML Netherlands B.V.
    Inventors: Johannes Antonius Gerardus Akkermans, Bas Pieter Lemmen, Sjoerd Martijn Huiberts, Joeri Lof, Petrus Theodorus Rutgers, Sven Antoin Johan Hol, Harmeet Singh, Peter Michel Silvester Maria Heijmans
  • Publication number: 20190212661
    Abstract: A lithographic projection apparatus includes a support structure to hold a patterning device, the patterning device configured to pattern a beam of radiation according to a desired pattern; a projection system to project the patterned beam onto a target portion of a substrate; a substrate table configured to hold the substrate, the substrate table including a support surface to support an intermediary plate between the projection system and at least one of the substrate and an object positioned on the substrate table and not in contact with the at least one of the substrate and the object; and a liquid supply system to provide a liquid, through which the beam is to be projected, in a space between the projection system and the at least one of the substrate and the object.
    Type: Application
    Filed: December 21, 2018
    Publication date: July 11, 2019
    Applicant: ASML NETHERLANDS B.V.
    Inventors: Joeri LOF, Hans BUTLER, Sjoerd Nicolaas Lambertus DONDERS, Aleksey Yurievich KOLESNYCHENKO, Erik Roelof LOOPSTRA, Hendricus Johannes Maria MEIJER, Jeroen Johannes Sophia Maria MERTENS, Johannes Catharinus Hubertus MULKENS, Roelof Aeilko Siebrand RITSEMA, Frank VAN SCHAIK, Timotheus Franciscus SENGERS, Klaus SIMON, Joannes Theodoor DE SMIT, Alexander STRAAIJER, Helmar VAN SANTEN
  • Patent number: 10345723
    Abstract: A substrate handling system for handling a substrate, the substrate handling system including a holder for holding the substrate, a rotation device for rotating the holder around an axis perpendicular to a plane, and a mover for moving the holder along a path in the plane relative to the axis. Further, there is provided a lithographic apparatus including the substrate handling system. The substrate handling system may include a coupling device arranged to couple the holder to the mover or the rotation device in a first situation. The coupling device may be arranged to decouple the holder from the mover or rotation device in a second situation.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 9, 2017
    Date of Patent: July 9, 2019
    Assignee: ASML Netherlands B.V.
    Inventors: Michael Johannes Vervoordeldonk, Joeri Lof
  • Patent number: 10261428
    Abstract: A lithographic projection apparatus is disclosed in which a space between the projection system and the substrate is filled with a liquid. An edge seal member at least partly surrounds the substrate or other object on a substrate table to prevent liquid loss when edge portions of the substrate or other object are, for example, imaged or illuminated. A lithographic projection apparatus includes a support structure configured to hold a patterning device, the patterning device configured to pattern a beam of radiation according to a desired pattern; a substrate table configured to hold a substrate; a projection system configured to project the patterned beam onto a target portion of the substrate; a liquid supply system configured to provide liquid to a space between the projection system and the substrate; and a shutter configured to isolate the space from the substrate or a space to be occupied by a substrate.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 17, 2016
    Date of Patent: April 16, 2019
    Assignee: ASML Netherlands B.V.
    Inventors: Joeri Lof, Erik Theodorus Maria Bijlaart, Hans Butler, Sjoerd Nicolaas Lambertus Donders, Christiaan Alexander Hoogendam, Aleksey Yurievich Kolesnychenko, Erik Roelof Loopstra, Hendricus Johannes Maria Meijer, Jeroen Johannes Sophia Maria Mertens, Johannes Catharinus Hubertus Mulkens, Roelof Aeilko Siebrand Ritsema, Frank Van Schaik, Timotheus Franciscus Sengers, Klaus Simon, Joannes Theodoor De Smit, Alexander Straaijer, Bob Streefkerk, Helmar Van Santen
  • Publication number: 20190086821
    Abstract: An immersion lithography apparatus comprises a temperature controller configured to adjust a temperature of a projection system, a substrate and a liquid towards a common target temperature. Controlling the temperature of these elements and reducing temperature gradients may improve imaging consistency and general lithographic performance. Measures to control the temperature may include controlling the immersion liquid flow rate and liquid temperature, for example, via a feedback circuit.
    Type: Application
    Filed: November 19, 2018
    Publication date: March 21, 2019
    Applicant: ASML NETHERLANDS B.V.
    Inventors: Bob STREEFKERK, Antonius Theodoras Anna Maria DERKSEN, Joeri LOF, Klaus SIMON, Alexander STRAAIJER
  • Patent number: 10222706
    Abstract: In a lithographic projection apparatus, a structure surrounds a space between the projection system and a substrate table of the lithographic projection apparatus. A gas seal is formed between said structure and the surface of said substrate to contain liquid in the space.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 18, 2015
    Date of Patent: March 5, 2019
    Assignee: ASML Netherlands B.V.
    Inventors: Joeri Lof, Antonius Theodorus Anna Maria Derksen, Christiaan Alexander Hoogendam, Aleksey Kolesnychenko, Erik Roelof Loopstra, Theodorus Marinus Modderman, Johannes Catharinus Hubertus Mulkens, Roelof Aeilko Siebrand Ritsema, Klaus Simon, Joannes Theodoor De Smit, Alexander Straaijer, Bob Streefkerk, Helmar Van Santen
  • Publication number: 20190033733
    Abstract: A substrate handling system for handling a substrate, the substrate handling system including a holder for holding the substrate, a rotation device for rotating the holder around an axis perpendicular to a plane, and a mover for moving the holder along a path in the plane relative to the axis. Further, there is provided a lithographic apparatus including the substrate handling system. The substrate handling system may include a coupling device arranged to couple the holder to the mover or the rotation device in a first situation. The coupling device may be arranged to decouple the holder from the mover or rotation device in a second situation.
    Type: Application
    Filed: February 9, 2017
    Publication date: January 31, 2019
    Applicant: ASML NETHERLANDS B.V.
    Inventors: Michael Johannes VERVOORDELDONK, Joeri LOF